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  • Posted on: 5 November, 2019 Deadline: 9 November, 2019
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  • The Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media, which attract and serve unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. As a brand, we are committed to generating and creating content that will inform, educate and entertain our consumers across the different platforms, keeping in mind the changing needs and trends in the industry.

    Senior Reporter, Tea


    Job Number: HR-SR-10-2019

    Relocation: N

    Reporting to the News Editor, the jobholder will be responsible for covering business news events, writing and submitting factual and balanced stories for publication within set deadlines, doing analyses as well as handling and giving input to special reports.

    Key responsibilities

    • Developing, reporting and writing business news and feature stories for The EastAfrican Newspaper so that no major rewrite is required or no extensive additional report is needed;
    • Attending assigned news functions, taking notes on location, carrying out interviews, checking facts and making an audio/visual recording as the case may be; writing News or Features at their own initiative, choice and judgment or at the direction of either the Assistant Editor or the News Editor;
    • Ensuring that the material so written reflects a thorough understanding of Nation's style of journalism as defined in the editorial policy guidelines and objectives, the house style and the journalistic code of ethical journalism;
    • Researching and providing background information to make copy complete;
    • Briefing the News Editor on stories gathered and writing the selected ones within set deadlines;
    • Following news leads and maintaining close contacts with news sources;
    • Continually building his/her contacts list and demonstrating its value with consistent exclusive reports or information;
    • Responding promptly to news breaks;
    • Responsible for the correctness of facts, content and style of his/her news materials;
    • Checking the written stories to ensure that they are free from errors and libel;
    • Generating stories for use on Group multimedia platforms;
    • Filing all elements of digital story as per Digital First policy (alerts; social media; web story; multimedia) within defined deadlines;
    • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

    Required Skills:

    • University degree;
    • Diploma in Journalism/Mass Communication;
    • 3 to 5 years relevant experience;
    • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organisation;
    • Ability to analyse, interpret and write simplified stories from complex reports for our audiences.

    News Editor, Tea


    Job Number: HR-NE-10-2019

    Relocation: N


    Reporting to the Assistant Editor, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination of newsgathering operations of The EastAfrican, ensuring that the coverage is competitive and comprehensive in both print and digital platforms and that the written copy meets established editorial objectives, journalistic ethics, house style and is delivered within set deadlines.

    Key responsibilities

    • Taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of the editorial content of the news pages;
    • Maintaining a diary of events;
    • Taking up big news assignment and filing stories;
    • Assessing the political, social and economic climate and anticipating likely developments for coverage;
    • Briefing reporters and advising them on coverage and the writing of stories;
    • Enforcing deadlines and productivity targets for the Reporters;
    • Reviewing the written stories to ensure that they meet editorial objectives, house style and journalistic ethics;
    • Liaising with the Managing Editor, Assistant Editor and Chief Sub-Editor to choose the main stories of the day/week, writing or re-writing them;
    • Ensuring delivery of digital content; and
    • Adhering to Social Media Policy as updated from time to time.

    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    • Relevant professional qualifications;
    • Ability to write exclusive stories based on interviews and complex business reports;
    • Six (6) years of relevant work and supervisory experience;
    • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organisation;
    • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
    • Possess analytical and administrative skills;
    • Possess people management skills.

    Freelance Business Solutions Executives


    Job Number: HR-FBSE-10-2019

    Relocation: N


    Nation Media Group PLC seeks to recruit experienced and self-motivated Freelance Business Solutions Executives in the Digital Department. The main purpose of the role is to generate advertising revenue for Nation digital products, provision of sustainable business communication solutions, superior customer care, client relationship management, debt management, quality control and the generation of new business.

    Key Responsibilities and duties:

    • Interact with sales, ad ops, marketing, and clients to ensure increased market share of Nation Digital products.
    • Work closely with client post-sale to ensure client retention, renewal and overall campaign success.
    • Responsible for client revenue growth, financial forecasting and accurate customer billing.
    • Prepare required documents (contract, product, creative assets) and coordinate campaign schedule.
    • Develop internal and client-facing custom reports via Google Analytics, Excel and other internal tools.
    • Partner with ad ops to ensure campaign pacing.
    • Utilizing an array of methods from networking, exploring existing relationships, engaging decision makers and key influencers to grow business relationships.
    • Job duties and priorities may shift as revenue and department needs fluctuate.

    Required Skills:

    Knowledge, skills and experience requirements:

    • University degree
    • 3 years of industry experience in a performance driven role.
    • Strong understanding of digital: Both web & mobile advertising products. The ideal candidate will have, search engine marketing (SEM), social, and native content knowledge.
    • Strong computer skills is required with an excellent proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Strong analytical skills required. Must have proficiency in Google Analytics.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational, time management skills.
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nation Media Group career website on career.staffingsoft.com to apply

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